Before & Afters - Lower Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy)


This is a 34YO lady that had some excessive hanging skin and fat in her lower abdomen and in the flank area. She had problems with her clothes fitting properly as well as rashes beneath the skin and fat.  She underwent a belt lipectomy.  We have been able to flatten her abdomen and tighten the skin. I resected some excessive fat in the flank area as well.  Now, she has a much better shaped waist and can wear whatever type of clothing she wishes. After about 6-8 months the scars become insignificant in most patients.  


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This is a middle aged healthy female seen for both a breast reduction and contouring surgery on her abdomen.  Her breasts were large and symptomatic and she was ultimately a good candidate for a breast reduction.  She also desired some improvement in her truncal contour specifically the apron across her abdomen and the fullness across her flanks.  She had excess skin and fat on her abdomen and flanks as well as stretched out muscles as a result of pregnancies.  She decided to do the abdominal surrey first to give a better idea of the size breasts she ultimately wanted to have to match the torso.  She underwent a belt lipectomy which involved tightening the rectus muscles, suctioning the abdomen and flanks, and removing excess skin across the abdomen and flanks.  This results in a circumferential scar around the torso that is low where it can be hidden.  It also elevates, triangulates, and flattens the mons to a more youthful appearance. She now has a defined waist. Clothes, lingerie, and swimwear fit much better.  She is more comfortable sitting.  As shown in the before and after photos sitting, she no longer has a belt of skin and fat extending out over her thighs.  She has gotten a very nice result from her surgery.  She is quite pleased and anticipates pursuing the breast surgery within the year.


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This is a 40YO lady from Fort Walton Beach, Florida who had a lot of rippling and irregularity to her buttocks as well as an area of thick fat in the flank area.  She underwent a butt lifting procedure as well as fat grafts to the buttocks.  This has reshaped her flank and buttock contour as well as significantly smoothed off the rippling and irregularity that she had in her buttocks.  Now she has a nice shape to the butt and the upper buttocks area.  As you can see from the back view, the butt is much smoother and the contour of the upper buttocks area has been significantly improved as well as the contour of the lower buttocks.  On the side view, you can see the projection of the buttocks and excision of the loose tissue in the upper lateral buttocks and waist area.  


This procedure is done as an overnight admission to the hospital.  


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This is a 30YO lady from Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  She has struggled with excessive fat around the waist, abdomen, and flank and back area.  She has dieted for over 10 years and has not made any progress.  She underwent a belt lipectomy.  As you can see, the abdomen is much flatter and the skin is tight. We have almost eliminated all the rolls she had on her back and flank area.  She now has a good shape to the waist and is able to wear much more tight fitting clothing.


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This is a 35YO lady from Panama City, Florida.  She was interested in having her large, hanging abdominal panniculus removed with some shaping of the upper buttocks and flank areas.  She underwent a belt lipectomy.  As you can see pre-operatively, she has a lot of skin hanging in her pubic area in the front as well as way over onto her side.  Also, from the back view, she has bulging of the lower flank and upper hip area.  The belt lipectomy has resolved her problems.  She is only a couple of months out from surgery and the scars are still quite red.  The redness will fade over time and will eventually be barely imperceptible.  

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This is late 30ish female who has had several children wished improvement in her truncal contour. She had loose abdominal skin and had loose skin around the circumference of her torso.  Her mons was low and stretched out.  She had lost a lot of contour across her back a d buttock from loose, stretched out skin.  She underwent a belt lipectomy and suctioning of the flanks and abdomen.  This operation removes redundant skin on the front and the backside and improves the frontal contour, side to side silhouette, and even the backside.  Removing excess skin and suctioning the flanks is 90% of a Brazilian butt lift and this improves and creates more “S” shaped contour going from the flank into the buttocks.  It helps raise the buttock contour and give a much more feminine shape.  It changed her backside contour from an almost perfect square to a more triangular shape and gave some roundness to her buttock and even some projection.  The transition from her buttock into her posterior thigh is more youthful and her mons is now flat and elevated.  Her muscles have been repaired and her abdomen is now flat.  You can see the contour of the rectus muscle on either side of the midline and a feminine and not over flattened abdominal contour. The umbilicus is smaller and triangular in shape.  The scars are for the most part hidden in the depths of the umbilical cone.  She has gotten a very nice result and demonstrates many of the fine points that you wish to see on a well done abdominoplasty.


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This is a 40ishYO healthy female who has had multiple pregnancies.  She had stretch marks that extended almost to the rib margin.  On her backside she had flank collections with an almost featureless, square torso.  Shown are pre and post op photographs for a belt lipectomy.  This procedure involved suctioning of the abdomen, flanks, and repair of the loose abdominal muscles which created a flat abdomen.  The loose skin was excised within a bikini line scar that is placed low so that it can be camouflaged by even the most revealing clothing.  The low scar also elevates and triangulates to give a more youthful shaped mons.  She had an uneventful recovery and has gotten a nice result.


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